Design: Elizabeth O'Connor-CowleyB.A. Visual Arts

Creating constitutes visual artist Elizabeth O’Connor-Cowley’s existence. Her work is bold, simplistic representations of selected subjects inspired by her immediate surroundings. Great importance is placed on the manipulation of universal elements – colour, form + line and the exploration of the spirit of space. Elizabeth enjoys working in a variety of creative disciplines whether it be painting (her instinctive passion), graphic design or textiles.

“Blurring the line between art and product, article is a means of expressing myself across a variety of mediums in a form that can be shared. My objective is to create inimitable utility articles (usable art) in limited editions from natural renewable resources.”

Textile article:® is a collection of tactile lifestyle products created primarily from vegetable fibres. Each limited edition textile article is hand silk-screened using water-based paint. More often than not, each article bears slight variations from one another, thus making each piece unique. The subject is the fabric, the paint, its physical properties and the exploration of energetic, simplistic mark making.

Paper article:® is an assemblage of paper-based products derived from either recycled paper or plantation timber which complement the entire article collection whilst providing another medium in which to convey an obsession to create.

<strong>apron:</strong> for keeping clean<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (left-right) aqua - circle / aqua - stripe,<br />storm - circle / storm - stripe<br /><strong>one size only:</strong> 85 x 90cm <strong>tea towel:</strong> for drying the dishes in style<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (left-right) storm - circle / storm - stripe,<br />aqua - stripe / aqua - circle <strong>tea towel - canvas:</strong> for drying the dishes with a song<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (left-right) drawing - capers, drawing - storm <strong>tissue box cover:</strong> for hiding the ugly tissue box<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (left-right) aqua - brush, storm - cross hatch <strong>note book:</strong> for important scribbles<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (left-right) A5 aqua / A4 aqua / A6 aqua,<br />A4 storm  / A5 storm / A6 storm <strong>pencil case:</strong> for pencils + pens<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (left-right) storm - brush, aqua - cross hatch <strong>travel documentation pouch:</strong><br />for tickets / vouchers / passports<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (above-below) storm - cross hatch, aqua - brush <strong>pouch - zipper:</strong> for personal stuff<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (clockwise) large: aqua - stripe, large: storm - circle, medium: storm - stripe, small: aqua: - cross hatch, small: storm - brush, medium: aqua - circle <strong>jewellery wrap:</strong> for safely + neatly storing jewellery<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (left-right) aqua - brush, storm - cross hatch <strong>tote bag:</strong> for carrying articles<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (left-right) small: aqua - combo,<br />large: aqua - combo<br />small: storm - combo large: storm - combo <strong>cylinder:</strong> for putting stuff in<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (left-right) large storm - combo, small storm - combo, medium storm - combo, large aqua - combo, small aqua - combo, medium aqua - combo <strong>bean bag:</strong> for lounging<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (left-right) storm - combo, aqua - combo<br /><strong>size:</strong> 120 x 120 x 120cm <strong>hand towel:</strong> for drying<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (left-right) storm - clay, aqua - clay<br /><strong>size:</strong> 40 x 70cm <strong>bathing mit:</strong> for cleansing<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (left-right) aqua - clay, storm- clay<br /><strong>soap - block:</strong> for cleansing<br />fragrance: frangipani <strong>paper article:</strong> for presenting articles <br /><strong>collection:</strong> (left-right) gift tags - various, poster cards - various, gift box small, gift box large, paper pouch <strong>throw - cotton:</strong> for snuggling<br /><strong>colour:</strong> clay<br /><strong>size:</strong> 120 x 160 cm <strong>throw - wool:</strong> for warmer snuggling<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (left-right) chocolate - combo, charcoal - combo<br /><strong>size:</strong> 130 x 180 cm <strong>cushion:</strong> for scattering / resting<br /><strong>colours</strong>: (clockwise) small: storm - combo, european: aqua - combo, european: storm - combo, small: aqua - combo
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